# quantization

## Definitions

### Electronics

- The division of a quantity or phenomenon, such as a wave, with an infinitely variable range of values into one or more ranges with finite values, each called a
__quantized value__. For example, the conversion of an __analog input__ into a digital output. Since the __number__ of subranges created can not be infinite, there will always be a loss, however minor, of information, called __quantization error__. - The division of a range of values into labeled subranges. For example, any
__number__ between 1 and 30 is a, between 31 and 60 is b, between 61 and 90 is c, and so on. - The description of an interval of values as a
__discrete__ __number__ possible values. For example, anything occurring between 12 AM day one and 12 AM day two, being recorded as occurring on day one, regardless of the hour. - The process of applying
__quantum mechanics__ or quantum theory to something.

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